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    DPCU Badged Jacket+Trousers.

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    Post by Gulf91 Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:03 pm

    No idea im afraid what type/model these are.

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    Post by filupe Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:52 pm

    An early model - certainly too early to be wearing an Australian Flag patch. The oval 'Rising Sun' badge should be on the upper left arm only.
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    Post by Gulf91 Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:13 pm

    filupe wrote:An early model - certainly too early to be wearing an Australian Flag patch. The oval 'Rising Sun' badge should be on the upper left arm only.

    No idea,thats how it came with all the patches attached by velcro.
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    Post by Martin Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:30 am

    Pull off the patches (which look commercial) and you have a nice matching early 1990s DPCU set. Keep a lookout for a plain brown "rising sun biscuit" (not DPCU) to go where Filupe said and it will be complete. Could also add some square DPCU cloth NCO rank badges, or officer slip on shoulder ranks. If square NCO badges make sure they are not the later type with sewn edge/border, just plain square cloth ones, or if officer shoulder ranks make sure they do not have AUSTRALIA on them as these are the recent model only.
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    Post by koalorka Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:08 pm

    Nice set.

    Since we're on the subject, I have my own DPCU mystery piece:

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    It has no labels or markings at all, could it be a commercial or private-purchase jacket? 4-pockets with no liner inside. Thicker denim-like material.
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    Post by filupe Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:38 pm

    Colours look good. Buttons right type but unusual coloration. Possibly made out of pants material? Haven't seen any item with this cut either issue or commercial and in the absence of any markings or tags, the assumption that this is commercial is fairly accurate IMHO. Almost looks like a normal early issue shirt with bottom pockets retro-fitted. ... and the lapels are far too big!

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    Post by Martin Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:06 am

    There were several commercial manufacturerers over the years making DPCU in BDU cut, especially during the 1990s. Combat Clothing in Qld made one like the above, I remember seeing it in catalogues. This could be one of those. Combat Clothing Australia went on to manufacture some issue items eg "boonie" wide brim DPCU hats. I have a DPCU BDU in 100% cotton ripstop, commercially manufactured but I forget the company. I kept it because it was used with biscuit and NCO rank badges and I liked the material. The gaps between the shapes in the pattern in the above jacket look a bit wide. Nice uncommon jacket however, and still collectable even if commercial.
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    Post by koalorka Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:54 am

    Thanks for the information guys, I will hang onto it.
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    Post by Gulf91 Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:36 am

    If anyone is interested the above shirt and trs can go as no longer needed Cool

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    Post by Martin Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:42 pm

    Shirt from the early 1990s should be badged like this:

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    Note however, this is a 1989 shirt, used in the early 1990s. If it was used in 1989 I'm not sure it would have the brown biscuit attached as I'm not sure those were issued yet in 1989. Possibly the shirt if used in the early 1990s might have a DPCU nametape above the left pocket, but again I'm not sure if DPCU nametapes were used in the early 1990s. Maybe Filupe can remember...?
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:54 pm

    Hello Martin,cannot view any of the pics im afraid.
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    Post by Martin Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:55 pm

    Try this:

    http://martinscamo.zxq.net/australia/auscam1989.jpg
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:07 pm

    Martin wrote:Try this:

    http://martinscamo.zxq.net/australia/auscam1989.jpg


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    Post by CollectinSteve Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:06 pm

    Martin is such a tease Very Happy

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    Post by Martin Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:42 pm

    Wow they must have some serious image leeking protection...

    Ok you need to go to http://martinscamo.zxq.net

    Click on Australia/Pacific

    then click on "1989 DPCU shirt (straight pockets)"
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    Post by filupe Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:33 pm

    Martin wrote:
    Note however, this is a 1989 shirt, used in the early 1990s. If it was used in 1989 I'm not sure it would have the brown biscuit attached as I'm not sure those were issued yet in 1989. Possibly the shirt if used in the early 1990s might have a DPCU nametape above the left pocket, but again I'm not sure if DPCU nametapes were used in the early 1990s. Maybe Filupe can remember...?

    Having lived it you'd think I'd know for sure. Unfortunately, I don't have a clear recollection when exactly the brown biscuit and cam nametape came in but the timeline you suggested sounds about right. A cursory check of photos from 1 RAR's deployment to Somalia in 1993 will show no 'biscuits' around but cam nametapes occasionally worn.
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri May 18, 2012 7:53 am

    No in the for sale/trade section.
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    Post by sh4pak Fri May 18, 2012 9:48 am



    --Martin, the wide-brim boonies of which you speak, were they terry-lined? I picked one up a few years ago, for less than it should have cost. It is a moleskin-type fabric, and has a heavy-duty cordlock. Even if it is commercial, it's still my favorite summer hat, so I wouldn't dream of parting with it-- I'm just curious as to the nature of it.

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